Lot 13: MARC CHAGALL, (FRENCH/RUSSIAN, 1887-1985)"THEY WERE IN FORTY PAIRS" PLATE 2 FROM "FOUR TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"THEY WERE IN FORTY PAIRS"
PLATE 2 FROM "FOUR TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS"
1948, pencil signed and inscribed ''Pl. 2,'' numbered 69/90 (there was also an edition of 10 in Roman numerals and an edition of 11 lettered A-K), with wide margins, Pantheon Books, New York, publisher. Color lithograph on laid paper.
image: 14 1/2 x 11 in. (36.8 x 27.9cm)
sheet: 16 7/8 x 12 13/16 in. (45.4 x 32.5cm)
[Mourlot, 37; see Cramer Books, 18]
With pale light and mat staining, minor surface soiling. Pinprick foxing mainly evident in the lower left and bottom margins. The top, bottom and left margins straight-edge and the right margin is a torn edge (not to be confused with tears at edges). Hinged to the support in two places at the reverse of the upper margine edge. Otherwise very good original condition.
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